Good welders are in demand. And as the nation’s blue collar workforce retires, there will be even more need for skilled trades people including welders. Our high schools have not promoted the trades as a strong career choice since the 70’s, resulting in a three decade shortage of skilled young people in the trades.
Welding careers offer excellent wages, the ability to work with your hands, and experience a strong sense of job pride and satisfaction. With growing opportunities in the oil, gas, and mining industries, welding careers can provide young people with exceptional incomes if they are willing to relocate.
It’s one of a very few careers that can provide you with a six figure income without a college diploma! Highly skilled welders that are willing to travel and/or work in challenging conditions can earn well over $100,000.00 a year. For example, traveling industrial pipe welders can earn anywhere between $50,000 and $185,000 a year!
And a welding career can be a stepping stone to other careers for those willing to continue their education. Other opportunities include positions related to:
- Project Management
- And more...